SAINT MARY, CAUSE OF OUR JOY PARISH

Adult Faith Formation Classes 2017 / 2018

Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm

Parish Center, Room 106/107

 

How To Study The Bible

Do you really want to find out what God requires of us to gain eternal salvation? Are you looking for ways to deepen your appreciation and knowledge of Scripture? Do you really understand what you read in the Bible? This class will explain various study aids that will help you get insights into the roots of the Bible that will strengthen your faith and open new vistas of knowledge and understanding. It will also explain why there are so many Bibles and how to select the “right” Bible.

September 26; October 3, 10

Introduction To The New Testament

Jesus and the Four Gospels are well know to most Christians. In this course we will go beyond this basic understanding and explore the Jewish setting of Jesus’ life and ministry, what Jesus said about himself, and what his message was (no it is not about love!). We will also discuss why the New Testament came into existence and how the message of Jesus leads to his crucifixion from the perspectives of Jesus, the Jews, and the Romans. We will also discuss what Christian values are and how Christians should live their lives.

October 24, 31; November 7, 14

The History Of The Catholic Church

From Pentecost to The Second Vatican Council

January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20